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Old 07-30-2017, 07:13 PM   #1
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Question Picking up our bus 4,000 kms away

So we are going on Thursday to pick up our bus - it is going to take around 12 days in total and a full 8,000 km round trip with 4,000 driving the bus back. Any advice on what tools, etc. we should bring?

The bus is a 1997 Ford Thomas with a Cummins engine and a manual trans - not sure the make...
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:37 PM   #2
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Interesting decisions need be made in your case. Is this in Canada or USA? Or?
How are you travelling to the bus limits what you can take vs. what you might need.
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:33 AM   #3
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I had to fly to pick up mine. So on the receiving end I went to a Walmart and bought all kinds of emergency type supplies; extra oils, tool kit, road cones, etc... I returned almost all of it after my 800 mile journey with no questions asked. Just a thought.
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:43 AM   #4
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Some wrenches, sockets, oils (engine & tranny) but most importantly get a mechanic onboard. Mine saved the day when the oil pressure sensor stopped working, or was able sense problems engine wise ahead of time. Also it gives you a sense of security..
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:22 PM   #5
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So we are going on Thursday to pick up our bus - it is going to take around 12 days in total and a full 8,000 km round trip with 4,000 driving the bus back. Any advice on what tools, etc. we should bring?

The bus is a 1997 Ford Thomas with a Cummins engine and a manual trans - not sure the make...
ill speak with the diesel gods and wish good karma on you what part of canada you from and going to? used to truck up there not long ago along a inucksuk trail
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:17 PM   #6
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fuel filters of course plus all types of flluids, all necessary tools, tire spare, and lots of money
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:08 PM   #7
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We are bringing the bus from Northern British Columbia back to Southern Ontario. No mechanic on board but one on speed dial so hope that will be enough lol Hopefully we will get home with minimal scaring fingers crossed. We are driving out there so at least we will have our pick up if worst comes to worse - unfortunately it will never tow the bus but at least we have a ride lol - also got CAA RV plan so should be good there if we need a tow to a local garage
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:43 PM   #8
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:03 AM   #9
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Also a while back there was a mention of a skoolie convention in Canada that would be fun in summer of course
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:47 AM   #10
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Also a while back there was a mention of a skoolie convention in Canada that would be fun in summer of course
Just make sure you bring bug spray. Those gnats are annoying!
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